A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by duluthralphie, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry you lost one.

    Sometimes I think your right. Those flipover poults do it for the loving attention they get.

    Crafty litte buggers when they want to be.
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 of 11 hatched. Last one pipped. Not looking well.

    Tried to upload photo but screen goes black.
     
  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The straggler made it out.

    It won't happen again. But all eggs[​IMG] that went to lockdown hatched.
     
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  5. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations!!
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    That's amazing. I am lucky to do 50% this year. I have about 2 dozen guinea eggs in the hatcher right now yesterday was day 25 so they should be hatching. I will be lucky to get 3 chicks from those eggs. My guineas have been doing really poorly on the hatching, and of course, they are what I wanted most and had the most of. I have plenty of turkeys, in fact I have no idea what I am going to do with as many as I have.




    Ethel has not been here in several days, I do not know when she will hatch her eggs, or even if she is alive anymore. I have a bad feeling she is dead. I normally see her every couple days when she is setting. There has been no sign. However, the other turkey hen that is setting does not seem to ever move off her nest either. I have not seen her move in longer than I have not seen Ethel. I am tempted to go check her pulse and see if she is still alive.
    (she is setting inside a covered pen) Ethel is only God knows where.
     
  7. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    I expect several to dis-agree. But I use canine red cell vitamins, I have found it works for my birds young and breeders alike. :)
     
  8. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     
  9. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hatch rate was less than 50 til this batch.

    Good luck with the guineas. I couldn't find any guinea eggs to hstch so I bought 10 babies sat. Swap meet. Never had any so don't know if ill like them or not yet.

    I'm sure ethel will show up soon.

    Have you tried letting jj loose maybe he could lead you to ethel.
     
  10. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry about your poor hatching.

    I just had a broody chicken hen hatch 10 of 10 guinea eggs yesterday.
     

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